Spissbachfall is a high waterfall near the village Lauterbrunnen, in the region Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Driving from Interlaken to the Lauterbrunnen tal (valley) you can’t miss the Staubbachfall at the right side of the valley. Behind the waterfall, a few hundred meters further in the valley (also at the right side you can see the Spissbachfall.

The Spissbachfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Switzerland. With a single drop of 280 meter it belongs to the top 10 highest single drop waterfalls in Switzerland.

The Spissbachfall is being fed with melted snow from the mountains Bietenhorn/Schwarzbirg (2.755 m). Early summer there is still a lot of snow on the mountains and with warm weather this is the perfect period to visit the Lauterbrunnen valley.

The flow can vary a lot, depending on the season, but the Spissbachfall stays a low volume waterfall, not that impressive. Nevertheless nice to see when viewing from Lauterbrunnen with the Staubbachfall in the foreground.

Undoubtedly the Lauterbrunnen valley is the number 1 valley for waterfalls in Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen means “only sources” which refers to the meany streams coming down the mountains. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen valley from which Staubbachfall and Trummelbachfall (in a cave) are the most famous ones.

Also the highest waterfall in Switzerland are located in the Lauterbrunnen valley: Spissbachfall, StaldenbachfallMürrenbachfall and Staubbachfall.

In the Lauterbrunnen valley there are many other waterfalls (72) but my favorite are: SefinefallTalbachfallHoldrifalleSchmadribachfall (tip), Trummelbachfalle (tip), Spissbachfall, Mürrenbachfall.

Besides chasing waterfalls the Lauterbrunnen valley is a perfect base for hikes, paragliding or skydiving. The year 2005 was the last time I was in the Lauterbrunnen valley and the pictures I took where still analog. Visiting Switzerland again stands high on my wishlist but Switzerland is also the most expensive country in Europe. Nevertheless it is also one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.

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About Spissbachfall

RegionBerner Oberland
Best visitEarly summer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Staubbachfall 1 km
Ägertenbachfalle 2 km
Trümmelbachfälle 2 km
Mürrenbachfall 3 km
Mattenbachfall 4 km